03.01.2019

GIVE 2020

The Community Foundation for Greater Rome had an unusual start.  When it launched in late 2015, it had no money.  “All we had was the commitment of the people sitting around the table,” said Ashley Ellington the foundation’s first Executive Director.  From those commitments, however, great things have happened. In all of its funds, the

02.04.2019

Greater Community Bank Builds Giving Capacity

Generosity isn’t just for individuals.  Greater Community Bank believes companies can be generous givers, too.  In order to build their resources for charitable giving, last year GCB established a Donor Advised Fund (DAF) at the Community Foundation for Greater Rome. David Lance, president of the bank said, “Our goal is to be a leading corporate

01.30.2019

Meet Our Youngest Advisors

A couple of years ago, Pat and Wright Bagby wanted to do something special for their 50th wedding anniversary.  So they established a donor advised fund at our foundation. They added a special feature to their fund by designating their grandchildren as the fund’s advisors. Each December the grandchildren meet at Wright and Pat’s home

12.11.2018

First Christian Church Makes Major Gift

The remaining members of First Christian Church are small in number, but large in hearts.  They sold their building months ago and in the last few weeks worshipped together for the last time.    But their ministry will go on in new ways. In November the remaining members voted to give away the proceeds from

12.09.2018

COMMUNITY FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES 2018 GRANT RECIPIENTS

The Community Foundation for Greater Rome has awarded its third cycle of grants from the Community Impact Fund to the Free Clinic of Rome, Elevation House, Living Proof Recovery, Coosa River Basin Initiative, and Communities in Schools.  Other funds at the Community Foundation have awarded additional grants to Living Proof Recovery, the Davies Homeless Shelter

12.04.2018

Easier Tax Planning

It’s time to search for tax deductions.   Changes in the tax code can be confusing for some, but the Community Foundation can help many people.  Look at these real-world examples of how some people have used a Donor Advised Fund (DAF) to to reduce their federal income taxes. Stacking (or Lumping) Contributions • Mr.

11.20.2018

Giving Tuesday

It’s Thanksgiving week.   We are all thankful, aren’t we?  If so, let’s show it in a tangible way this year?  Consider participating in Giving Tuesday, a world-wide emphasis on giving and generosity. Did you know: A higher percentage of people who give away 10 percent of their income (often called “tithing”) reported being “very

11.09.2018

TOP 10 REASONS TO OPEN A DONOR ADVISED FUND

Setting up a Donor Advised Fund at the Community Foundation for Greater Rome, may be one of the wisest – and easiest things you need to do before year’s end.  Here are ten great  reasons to consider starting one today…   1)  Easier Record Keeping The IRS requires you have a receipt with the correct